Three Great Holes at Heritage Club
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Nos. 4, 13 and 18 Represent Some of the Area’s Best Golf
The Hammock Coast Golf Trail is a collection of 12 of the best courses you’ll find in any golf vacation destination, including Heritage Club – a Southern masterpiece, carved through centuries-old pines and oaks and with natural marsh views that are sure to blow you away. Located in Pawleys Island, Heritage Club’s par-71 layout requires creativity and shot making to be successful, and features three extraordinary holes we’re pleased to profiled here.
As difficult as it is beautiful, No. 4 is Heritage Club’s toughest hole, as the long par 4 requires a forced carry off the tee, with a large oak tree guarding the left side of the fairway and a bunker looming on the right. The multi-tiered green is protected by bunkers and doesn’t surrender many easy birdies. Nearly the entire length of the hole is lined by oak trees, as well as – very uniquely – the burial home of Mr. Pawley, the former owner of the rice plantation that used to occupy the property, and the man for whom Pawleys Island was named. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.
Another treacherous hole at Heritage Club is the par-3 13th featuring a peninsula green that is almost 100 percent carry over water. This shot played over a freshwater lake is a daunting task no matter which tees you play from (200 yards from the blue tees, 175 from the white), and that’s before the oft-swirling wind is taken into account.
No. 18, a par 5, is one for the memory books. This dogleg left isn’t exceedingly long and players who can hook the ball around the corner have a chance to get home in two, but it’s risky. The peninsula green, surrounded by water on three sides, leaves little margin for error. And there isn’t much wiggle room off the tee, either, with water on the right and out-of-bounds on the left. Either way, it’s a closing hole that leaves a lasting impression.
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